Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: VM question for developers
Re: VM question for developers
From: TP Diffenbach <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 19:12:12 -0400
Quoting Ben Allfree <benles_at_bldigital.com>:
> Hi Developers,
> The Jukebox firmware team is presently discussing the technical feasibility
> of implementing a virtual machine like Java or Python. Assuming that
> portable C code is available, and that the firmware can be developed, what
> trouble do you think we would encounter?
Memory: for the VM plus the libraries plus the interpreted code.
Speed: java, at least (can't speak about Python) is slow -- a good part of the reason is that it allocates memory for everything except primitives.
Question: what sort of java/python apps would you expect people to want to run on the Rockbox?--
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Received on 2003-05-08